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Mar 09, 2011 12:35 |  #8866

I've never used an XSi, but I did have an XTi a while back.... the mkII is significantly better for sports shooting.


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Mar 09, 2011 12:55 |  #8867

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Whats with everyone saying its so heavy? i hand hold for hours on end with the 100-400mm USM IS L and im fine with it.. BUT in saying that, strap over the shoulder and going for a walk it feels a little heavy after a while rubing on the shoulder muscle.

I am the same way. Hand holding (with the E1 hand strap) is a breeze, but once I put that weight around my neck, it starts messing with my posture.


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Mar 09, 2011 13:24 |  #8868

1DCLICKER wrote in post #11986452 (external link)
Whats with everyone saying its so heavy? i hand hold for hours on end with the 100-400mm USM IS L and im fine with it.. BUT in saying that, strap over the shoulder and going for a walk it feels a little heavy after a while rubing on the shoulder muscle.

You're not a chubby, out-of-shape old guy.


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Mar 09, 2011 16:47 |  #8869

I wouldn't call it frustratingly heavy, but after 3 or 4 hours of standing while hand holding my 1D2N with 70-200 2.8L IS II mounted it does start to get old. My arms don't get tired but the off-center weight starts to make my back feel off kilter. Usually after around 4 hours I'll break out the monopod to give myself a bit of a break. I don't use a neck strap (might pick up a sling, though) but I am a religious hand strap user. I have had E-1 straps on all of my cameras for years.




  
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Mar 09, 2011 17:43 |  #8870

1DCLICKER wrote in post #11986452 (external link)
Whats with everyone saying its so heavy? i hand hold for hours on end with the 100-400mm USM IS L and im fine with it.. BUT in saying that, strap over the shoulder and going for a walk it feels a little heavy after a while rubing on the shoulder muscle.

It feels like a point and shoot to me. But I'm coming from film days of working with a 4x5, Mamiya RB-67 and a Hassy, so compared to those, it's like a toy. It's all relative.

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Mar 10, 2011 00:09 |  #8871

matonanjin wrote in post #11988633 (external link)
You're not a chubby, out-of-shape old guy.

Nope, Im a 196cm tall Bouncer lol, so compared to a drunk dude with an attitude it is seemingly light to carry around hahaha




  
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Mar 10, 2011 02:23 |  #8872

Just got my Mark II a little over a month ago after replacing a stolen XT. Paired with a 50mm 1.4 and Tokina 10-17 Fish, I couldn't ask for more.

Only problem is that the battery since used is a bit weak. Currently looking for a replacement. Can anybody suggest any alternatives to the official canon battery? I know third parties can be a bit wonky in different areas, especially fit, but has anyone had any positive experiences with any?


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Mar 10, 2011 03:11 |  #8873

Tomnomnom wrote in post #11992908 (external link)
Just got my Mark II a little over a month ago after replacing a stolen XT. Paired with a 50mm 1.4 and Tokina 10-17 Fish, I couldn't ask for more.

Only problem is that the battery since used is a bit weak. Currently looking for a replacement. Can anybody suggest any alternatives to the official canon battery? I know third parties can be a bit wonky in different areas, especially fit, but has anyone had any positive experiences with any?

Mate i got about 4 third party batterys all have worked fine, remember they are NIMH batterys so they do get weak if you dont give them a good recycle here and there, these are what i use
http://www.camera-battery.com.au …eos-1d-mark-ii-n/BBCB-44/ (external link)




  
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Mar 10, 2011 09:06 |  #8874

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I'm looking to upgrade from my XSi for more sports shooting. Would the mkII be a good choice? I've got a 70-200 f4L to pair with it.

I went from an Xsi to the 1dmkII. All I can say is, it is like going from a cargo van to a Lotus Elise. A much speedier camera with better control, max ISO of 3200 instead of 1600, 45 AF points compared to 9. The only thing I missed was the larger LCD screen, but everything else more than makes up for it.

The camera is beginning to show its age though and feels a bit sluggish now when trying to AF compared to newer bodies like my 50D. Even my T2i feels a bit snappier in locking focus (but it is off a lot of the times, the 1d2 nails it every time even though it feels a bit slower).


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Mar 10, 2011 09:24 |  #8875

have a 1d2n coming in this afternoon. can't wait to join you all!


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Mar 10, 2011 12:19 |  #8876

baowow wrote in post #11994052 (external link)
I went from an Xsi to the 1dmkII. All I can say is, it is like going from a cargo van to a Lotus Elise. A much speedier camera with better control, max ISO of 3200 instead of 1600, 45 AF points compared to 9. The only thing I missed was the larger LCD screen, but everything else more than makes up for it.

The camera is beginning to show its age though and feels a bit sluggish now when trying to AF compared to newer bodies like my 50D. Even my T2i feels a bit snappier in locking focus (but it is off a lot of the times, the 1d2 nails it every time even though it feels a bit slower).

I assume the body of the Mark II is bigger too? I've got big hands, and the xsi is tiny in them. And how is the noise at 1600 and 3200? I hate shooting above 400 on my xsi, because of the noise.


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Mar 10, 2011 12:22 |  #8877

baowow wrote in post #11994052 (external link)
The camera is beginning to show its age though and feels a bit sluggish now when trying to AF compared to newer bodies like my 50D. Even my T2i feels a bit snappier in locking focus (but it is off a lot of the times, the 1d2 nails it every time even though it feels a bit slower).

I am surprised to read this, maybe your 1D2 is in need of service as I don't think I've ever heard anyone favorably compare the 50D's AF as being better than the 1D2's AF....and certainly not a T2i. I've used my 1D2 side by side with my previous 50D, and with the same lenses, my 1D2 killed the 50D in every way except the rear lcd screen (and the ability to MA lenses). I also had a 7D for a while and still preferred the AF and images produced by the 1D2 over the 7D. These statements are regarding action shooting, mostly birds in flight, and don't take into account such features as Live View, video, etc... that are not useful for action shooting.


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Mar 10, 2011 12:37 |  #8878

unchman, these aren't the exact models you're asking about, but this is the approx. size difference you can expect comparing a Rebel to a 1D series:


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Mar 10, 2011 17:40 |  #8879

awesome. looks like the 1d will fit perfectly in my bear paws.


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Mar 10, 2011 19:18 |  #8880

baowow

The camera is beginning to show its age though and feels a bit sluggish now when trying to AF compared to newer bodies like my 50D. Even my T2i feels a bit snappier in locking focus (but it is off a lot of the times, the 1d2 nails it every time even though it feels a bit slower).

I own both a Original 1Ds and the the 1D Mark II and they both outdid the 30D ,and the 50D on auto-focus and amyandmark3 is right you need to have your camera check into .My 1Ds which is even older than 1D Mark II is able to out-focus the 50D and the 30D.
Which is why I gave them to my friends:p


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